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PSE&G warns of attempted robberies

January 17, 2012 8:06:16 PM PST
Officials report two men posing as PSE&G workers went door to door Monday afternoon in Elwood Park.

They claimed they needed the check for frozen pipes.

The would-be robbers tried to get older residents to let them in.

The utility company has this advice: residents should always ask to see ID before opening their door.

And the card should have the company logo, the worker's photo and employee number.

Even then, homeowners can ask the worker to wait.

In Monday's case, the robbers targeted Augusta Drive, the Boulevard and Kipp Ave.

Although one of the victims did let the men in, thankfully nothing was taken.

No one was robbed.

These are called diversion burglaries where one man distracts while the other steals.

For more information please contact PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734.

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